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Asian Media Awards dinner table
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Sightsavers named as charity partner for Asian Media Awards

The annual event celebrates media professionals in the Asian and mainstream media who highlight issues affecting race relations and human rights.

A close-up of a girl's hands as she reads from a braille document.
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New guide paves the way for thousands more accessible books

A guide that explains how to solve the legal challenges of producing books in accessible formats has recently been published by the World Blind Union.

Ndey Secka with staff
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Sightsavers congratulates visually impaired Gambia activist on appointment as MP

Sightsavers has welcomed the appointment of Ndey Yassin Secka Sallah as a Member of Parliament by the Gambia’s newly elected President, Adama Barrow.

People standing and clapping in a lecture theatre.
Sightsavers blog

Civil society forums are key to leaving no one behind

We’ve described Friday 25 September 2015 as an incredible and world-changing day. This was the day the UN adopted the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

A group of blind and visually impaired women from Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh districts in India practise their judo.
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Stylist magazine celebrates Sightsavers’ blind judo groups

The UK magazine has celebrated the ‘fighting spirit’ of visually impaired women who are learning self-defence through a Sightsavers programme in India.

Disability advocate Anuradha Pareek
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Sightsavers campaigner Anuradha speaks at development conference

At the conference in Bangkok, Anuradha will speak about the challenges faced by people with disabilities living in India.

A girl holds a sign saying 'Sustainable Development Goals'.
Sightsavers blog

Participatory research and the SDGs: what is Sightsavers doing?

How community-based participatory research in our programmes is working towards implementing the 2030 Agenda.

A woman smiling outside her home
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Help Sightsavers celebrate International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day, Sightsavers is calling on its supporters to #BeBoldForChange for people with blindness and disability.

Jaharana prepares a meal.
Sightsavers Reports

Jahanara’s story

Jahanara was born blind, and for 27 years she rarely left the house. But Sightsavers helped her find her voice, and she now campaigns for disability rights.

Collecting the award
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Sightsavers wins innovation award

A Sightsavers project that supports young people with disabilities in Uganda to find jobs has won an award for its impact, innovation and scalability.

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